Staff Council Committees
Staff Council Committees: 2012-2013
Chair: Mary Knapp
Vice Chair: Candy Ross
Recording Secretary: Michelle Jones
Corresponding Secretary: John White
Treasurer: Holley Westbrook
Mission: The Staff Council Executive Committee will monitor adherence to operating procedures within Council in accordance with the Ithaca College Governance and Committee Structure (section 1.6 of the Ithaca College Policy Manual) and Robert's Rules of Order; and will act for the Staff Council of Ithaca College between meetings within the limits of the Staff Council bylaws and the constitution. Executive Committee members are required to attend all Executive Committee meetings and are responsible for planning the Annual Staff Council Retreat, assisting in the development of all correspondence, formulating the agendas for Staff Council meetings, and approving all drafts of the Staff Council meeting minutes.
Benefits Committee (Ad-Hoc Committee)
Staff Co-Chair: Donna Russell
Faculty Co-Chair: John Rosenthal
Mission: The Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee is committed to ensuring “that IC is seen as a first choice employer (statement taken from the IC Institutional Plan). This Committee is dedicated to providing a strong consulting liaison with the Office of Human Resources concerning both current benefits and proposed changes in benefits, sharing concerns/reactions by the represented bodies to the Office of Human Resources, and making recommendations for changes in benefits.
Our Kids Committee (Benefits sub-committee)
Mission: The Our Kids Committee is an ad hoc committee of the IC Staff Council Committee. Our purpose is to explore and recommend programs that foster and enhance a family-friendly environment for the IC Community.
Blood Drive Committee
Chair: Cindy Smith
Mission: To bring to campus and organize Red Cross blood drives in order to collect life-saving blood for those in need of it.
Bus Trip Committee
Chair: Donna Russell
Mission: To plan and coordinate all aspects of bus trips that are social and extracurricular in nature for Ithaca College staff, faculty, students, and friends.
Caring and Sharing Committee
Co-Chair: Michelle Rios-Dominquez
Co-Chair: Rosemary Cobane
Mission: To help Ithaca College colleagues and their immediate families by providing food and clothing, supplementary school supplies, and holiday gifts for their children when faced with financial difficulties.
JJ Staff Scholar Award (Funded via College Endowment)
Chair: Ben Hogben
Mission: To review applications submitted by eligible full-time Ithaca College personnel who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree and select candidates for cash awards that can be used for books or other educational materials and resources.
Chair: Tanisha Graves
Mission: To organize all logistical matters related to the annual appreciation picnic for staff and faculty.
Staff Appreciation Committee
Co-Chair: Nancy Pierce
Co-Chair: Andrea McClatchie
Mission: Gather anonymous feedback on the ways that staff would like to be appreciated and recognized. Collaborate with Human Resources to develop a staff appreciation program.
Staff Relations Committee
Chair: Karenn Reeter
Mission: Explore options for improving communication between staff and supervisors; for identifying and resolving tensions/conflicts between staff and supervisors; and for clarifying the roles and responsibilities of staff and supervisors.
Veterans’ Day Committee
Co-Chair: Jane Ray
Co-Chair: Holly Covert
Mission: To organize all matters related to the annual Veterans Day festivities on campus.